CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
September 9 - IMPA Music Parent Meeting 5:45pm
September 9 - STAGE Drama Parent Meeting 6:00pm
September 9 - Booster Club Parent Meeting 6:30pm
September 13 - Early Release - School ends at 1:15pm
September 16-20 - Hello Week (activities during lunch, dress up days - see below)
September 20 - Move Up Con to welcome our new Tigers
September 26 - LC Tiger Drama Presents Opening Night - 7:00pm
September 27 - Early Release - School ends at 1:15pm
October 4 - T-2-4 College Fair for 11th/12th during Social Studies classes
October 7-11 - Homecoming Week
October 9 - Mid-Quarter 1 grades in 1st period ( grades are always on PowerSchool!)
October 11 - Homecoming Con
October 11 - LC Homecoming Game and HoCo Rally (6:00pm) @ Albi Stadium
October 12 - Homecoming Dance in the Fieldhouse (more info coming soon)
October 14 - IMPA Music Parent Meeting 5:45pm
October 14 - STAGE Drama Parent Meeting 6:00pm
October 14 - Booster Club Parent Meeting 6:30pm
October 16 - PSAT for all 9th-11th grade, College/Career Activities for 12th grade
October 17 - Choir Concert 7:00pm
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
So perhaps you’ve heard about our lunches so far this year…

Through next Friday, we are working on a five-minute delay to the start of lunch for our underclassmen. Upperclassmen are advised that if they wish to leave campus at all for lunch, they must do so during that five-minute window because once the bell dismisses our underclassmen to lunch, our building is closed to all departures, regardless of grade level.

During the extra five-minutes our underclassmen are held in third period, we run a very brief PowerPoint/video with “How to LC” tips for success in their third period classrooms.

Thus far, we’ve discussed How to On Time, How to Cell Phone, and some other critical “on-boarding” sorts of topics for our ninth and tenth graders.

Here is the PowerPoint presentation on How to Be Welcoming so that you can see what we are offering. (On the embedded video slide, simply click on the play button to see the clip.)

WE are also going to be sharing info on How to Credit – so that young high schoolers can understand the importance of passing each and every course and we’ll discuss How to Be an Ally – so that kids can all better know how to support friends and classmates of all kinds, and a couple of other topics as well.

Huge thanks to our teachers and upperclassmen for appearing in these videos and to our ninth grade team leadership for their production.

After one more week of these staggered lunch starts, we will return to one time for the start of lunch for the whole school year.

Please remind your students that ONLY juniors and seniors are allowed to leave campus at any time during the school day. We like to keep our underclassmen close.

We are really so enjoying what is feeling like an incredibly smooth start to the school year. Your kids have been awesome – thanks for them!

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
GOOD NEWS
Good News: Share your good news with us! We love to feature the incredible things our students are doing inside and outside of school. If you have good news to share, please send it to Theresa Meyer to be included in the LCNYCU.
Congratulations: LC is proud to announce our National Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalists for 2019: Seniors Gwyneth Teel and Bailey VanderWilde. Their PSAT/NMSQT 11 scores from last year put them in the top 16,000 students in the country. They will be vying for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth over $32 million this spring. Good luck ladies!
ACCEPTED
Accepted: Please let Theresa Meyer know when your Senior has been accepted to a post-high school institution. Seniors can also fill out an Accepted slip in the Career Center (room 105). Please include scholarship information so we can share the good news!
Accepted: LC Senior Brenden Stripedwolf has enlisted in the United States Navy. Non sibi sed patriae (Not for Self but Country)!
INFORMATION
We Want Your Open House Feedback: Thank you for attending our new Open House drop-in format this week! We changed things up this year to try to better accommodate families with multiple students. Additionally, we received feedback from families last year that with a bell schedule the treks between classes were stressful and we were reluctant to increase passing times too much as doing so would mean reduced time in classrooms. We thought a drop-in format might serve you better. We would love to hear your thoughts on how it went from the parent perspective. Your feedback is valued and will shape Open House next year. Please click here to give your feedback.
Hello Week: Hello Week, our annual welcome to our new Tigers, is September 16-20! Please join us by dressing up and showing your spirit!
  • Monday: Mono-chromatic Monday
  • Tuesday: Tye Dye Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Country vs. Country Club
  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday
  • Friday: Harry Potter - 9th: yellow/black, 10th: green/silver, 11th: blue/bronze, 12th red/gold
Tiger Closet: We were fortunate to receive a substantial amount of clothing donations to start the year off, but now we are in need of both student and parent volunteers to help us sort and organize our windfall! Please contact Kris Crocker at krisc@kxly.com if you can help get the Tiger Closet ready for our students to outfit themselves with new clothes!
District Logins for Students: When students return for the new school year, they will have one less username and password to remember. Students will log in to their computer with their Office365 username and their eight-digit birthdate (MMDDYYYY).  For reference, students’ Office 365 username is their Last Name + last 4 digits of their student ID followed by @sps81.org . Example: Smith4543@sps81.org . Consistent with prior student experience, when a student logs in to their computer with this new username/password, this will automatically log them into Clever, Blackboard, Office 365 and most other District applications.
PSAT Day/T-2-4 Day: On Wednesday, October 16, we will be holding our annual PSAT and T-2-4 Day (Technical - 2 Year - 4 Year Colleges). All activities will be in the morning, followed by classes in the afternoon (we will hold all 6 classes that day, but with shortened periods). This is a required school day and attendance will be taken.

ALL Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be taking the PSAT test at no cost! This test is a practice exam for the SAT test and provides valuable feedback to students on areas of strength and growth.
  • Juniors in Running Start, you may take the test with us, but you'll have to miss your morning college classes (you cannot leave until 12:00pm).
  • Juniors who go to NewTech, you will stay at LC all day for the PSAT test. We will excuse your NewTech absence for you.
  • All 9th-11th graders have access to FREE PSAT practice through Khan Academy. Click here to access your practice tests. English teachers will also be providing to 10th and 11th grade students a practice booklet to prepare for the exam.

Seniors will work with counselors on college applications, essays, and scholarships, and complete a number of High School & Beyond graduation requirement activities with their Seminar classes. We are also offering the ASVAB test for Seniors who are considering a future in the US military. The ASVAB provides a free in-depth analysis of developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military and other career fields. For more information about the ASVAB, please visit: http://official-asvab.com/

T-2-4 Day (October 16) Bell Schedule
  • 8:00-12:00 - PSAT/T-2-4 Activities
  • 12:00-12:35 - Lunch
  • 12:35-12:50 - Period 1
  • 12:55-1:10 - Period 2
  • 1:15-1:30 - Period 3
  • 1:35-1:50 - Period 4
  • 1:55-2:10 - Period 5
  • 2:15-2:30 - Period 6
LC HoCo Rally!: Join us for a pre-game tailgate before the Lewis & Clark Homecoming game on Friday, October 11 at 6:00pm . Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for kids and includes BBQ dinner. Tickets available at lcseniors.org or cash at the door, All proceeds to support the 2020 Senior All Nighter.
Do you have a student in music?  The Lewis and Clark Instrumental Music Parents Association (LCIMPA)  welcomes you to help provide support to the band, orchestra and choir programs. Find out more about what we do and how you can get involved at lcimpatigers.wixsite.com/home . Mark you calendars for our three main fundraisers : Car Wash - September 21 , Leaf Raking -  November 2 , and Evening of Ensembles -  January 24
Business Office Hours: The LC Business Office will now be open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm. It will no longer be closed during 5th period.
Join the LC Booster Club: Are you a parent of an Lewis and Clark student? If the answer is yes, then you are a Booster Club member! The Lewis & Clark Booster Club is the official fundraising organization for ALL of the high school’s co-curricular activities and athletics. All proceeds to the Booster Club are allocated to coaches and club sponsors to support their needs. All LC parents are welcome at our monthly meetings and are encouraged to support the fundraising and volunteer opportunities. Please visit our website at www.lcboosters.org where you can find information on how to get involved as well as:
  • Upcoming meeting schedule
  • Past meeting minutes
  • Current Booster Club budget and allocations
  • Info on volunteer opportunities
COLLEGE & CAREER
Upcoming College Visits and Deadlines: If you are interested in learning more about any of the following colleges, come to the Career Center (room 105) and meet the college reps:
  • September 9: Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Georgetown - DoubleTree Hotel
  • September 17: Washington Army National Guard - Lunch
  • September 17: Performing & Visual Arts National College Fair - Seattle
  • September 18: ACT 6 Scholarship Program info - during PAWS
  • September 20: John’s Hopkins University - 7:45am
  • September 24: Grand Canyon University - 7:45am
  • September 25: Jostens presentation to Seniors
  • September 28: WSU Fall Preview Day
  • October 4: T-2-4 College and Career Fair @ LC - all day
  • October 5: Saturday SAT
  • October 10: Northwestern University - 7:45am
  • October 15: Willamette University - 7:45am
  • October 17: University of Chicago - 11:00am
  • October 18: University of Redlands - 7:45am
  • October 24: Whitworth University - Lunch
  • October 28: Pomona College - 7:45am
  • November 4: Lewis & Clark College - 7:45am
  • November 5: NACAC National College Fair - Spokane Convention Center
  • November 6: Corban University - 7:45am
  • November 7: Linfield University - 7:45am
  • TBA: On site registration events for CWU, EWU, SFCC, SCC
SchooLinks for Seniors: Rising Seniors, its time to start thinking about applying to colleges, so be sure to log into our college application tracking system called SchooLinks to do career interest surveys, college research, and scholarship searches to jump start your process. You can access your account at www.lctigers.com - look for the link under Headlines.
Join Senior Remind: Rising Seniors, get out your cell phone and join our Class of 2020 Remind group. To receive messages, send a text to the number 81010 and enter @lchsccr20 in the message field. You'll never be out of the loop for deadlines regarding scholarships, testing, college apps, and graduation. Sign up now!
SAT Saturday Testing Information: The SAT will be hosted on Saturdays at LC this year. Students register for exams directly on the SAT website, www.sat.collegeboard.org . Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice - in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time. Test dates: October 5 , November 2 , December 7 (not at LC) , March 14 (not at LC) , May 2 , and June 6 .

The SAT test costs $64.50 per test with the essay (49.50 without the essay). Late registration incurs an additional $29 fee. If you cannot afford to pay the fee, you can see your counselor to apply for a fee waiver before you register online (click here for fee waiver information: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers ).
ACT Testing: ACT college admissions test will be offered on Saturdays at FERRIS or EAST VALLEY High School. For information on test registration, visit: www.act.org . Be to Ferris by 7:45am, bring a printed copy of your test ticket, photo ID, pencils, and calculator. The test will end at 12:15pm (or 1:00pm if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). The ACT costs $62.50 with the writing test ($46 without). The ACT will be offered next year. Test dates: September 14 , October 26 , December 14 , February 8 , April 4 , June 13 , and July 18.
REMINDERS
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B ite2Go Program: Lewis and Clark High School aspires to bring meal security to eliminate the nutritional gap of secondary students on the weekend. We intend to fulfill this goal with the Bite2Go program, which is a program run by LC DECA members meant to help get food to students for the weekend. Students can sign up here: https://bite2goxl.wufoo.com/forms/qm06bi70x1ctoq/
Directions:
  • Step 1: Student uses link to fill out menu
  • Step 2: Student will need to know their ID number
  • Step 3: Select an adult, within the building to receive food from
  • Step 4: Make sure to connect with this teacher so they know about the food delivery
  • Step 5: Bag of food will be delivered to the adult on Thursday during 5th period
  • Step 6: Student will continue to receive food each week. The same menu will be used unless it is changed by the student (filled out another menu with different selections).
Absences: If your student is going to be absent, please call our attendance hotline to excuse the absence at 354-6968. Please leave a message with your name, your student's name, clearly spelling out the last name, how long your student will be absent, and the reason for the absence. An unexcused absence will generate an automated phone call home. If your child is going to have an extended absence, please have them go to the Student Office to pick up an Extended Absence Sheet to give teacher advanced notice of the absence.
FamilyID Athletic Clearance/Registration: FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides an easy, user-friendly way to register for activities, while helping us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register, the system keeps track of your information, so you only have to enter it once for multiple uses, family members and programs. If you do not have Internet access, you can use a computer at LC. The first time you register, it is recommended that you use a computer. After that, registrations can easily be done on your phone. If needed, paper packets are still available in the Business Office. Register at:
  1. Go to: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/lewis-clark-high-school
  2. Open an account using a valid email and password of your choice
  3. Within minutes, you will be sent a link to begin registration
  4. After selecting your program and completing registration - CONFIRM REGISTRATION
  5. You will see a confirmation page and you are IN!!
GSL Sports Pass for Parents: You can purchase your adult GSL Pass in the Business Office for $76 (cash/check only) or online at for $76 (plus online fees) here .
Donate to the Student Assistance Fund: When you come in to pay student fees in the Business Office, please consider donating to the Student Assistance fund. This fund helps needy students pay for the required class fees and athletic fees. Every dollar donated goes directly to LC students.
Non-Discrimination Statement: Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or gender identity, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, ADA Officer, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer and/or 504 Compliance Officer. officers Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, Kevin O'Neill, (509) 354-5961 * Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer, Dr. Adam Swinyard, (509) 354-7393 *504 Compliance Officer, Gwen Harris, (509) 354-7393 * ADA Officer, Dr. Linda McDermott (509) 354-7265 * Affirmative Action Officer, Kevin O'Neill, (509) 354-5961 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * 200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201-0206.